Fluoride Supplements Can Strengthen Tooth Enamel on a Daily Basis

Your tooth enamel is designed to protect the internal structures of your teeth, while also giving you the ability to bite off, chew and grind tough foods. It gets its amazing strength from densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. The density of these mineral crystals helps to prevent the bacteria in your mouth from forming cavities. Unfortunately, it is possible for... read more »

What to Do About Lost Teeth

It’s easy to lose teeth. In fact, some of the ways people lose teeth are downright comical. From being headbutted by a dog (these are real stories, by the way) to falling off a Segway, it’s a lot easier than you’d think to lose teeth due to trauma to your face. So what are you supposed to do when you... read more »

Renew Your Confidence with a Dental Crown

At the dental practice of Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC, we are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Union Springs, Alabama, and the neighboring communities. In addition to covering a damaged tooth or a dental implant, a dental crown can be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive, as well as keep... read more »

How to Take Proper Care of Your Child’s Smile by Flossing

Flossing is a vital oral hygiene technique that needs to be performed at least once a day, especially on your child’s smile if you want them to have the best oral health possible. However, Dr. Letitia M. Williams and our dental team understands that that might be a difficult task to accomplish if you don’t quite understand how to floss your... read more »

Is a Smile Makeover on Your Horizon?

At the dental practice of Dr. Letitia M. Williams and our team, we are pleased to offer porcelain and resin dental veneers for our patients in Union Springs, Alabama, and the surrounding areas. Dental veneers are a fairly quick, pleasing and safe fix for front teeth that are less attractive than you would like them to be. Veneers are often used... read more »

Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Are your wisdom teeth bothering you or someone close to you? If so, our team can help. Sadly, wisdom teeth removal is something that almost everyone goes through, but can you recognize the symptoms of a problematic wisdom tooth? Similarly, do you know why some wisdom teeth need to be removed? Luckily, there are a few signs you can watch... read more »

Dentistry Before the 21st Century

Here at Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC, we love sharing our knowledge of dentistry. If you’re a history buff or you’re fascinated by scientific progression, you’ll enjoy this brief account of the evolution of dentistry. The first known dentist was an Egyptian scribe by the name of Hesy-Re, who lived around 2600 B.C.. His tomb includes the title “the greatest... read more »

Water, Water Everywhere, So Drink Some for Your Teeth

Who doesn’t love a cool glass of water? In addition to being refreshing on a hot day or after some strenuous exercise, water has some serious benefits for your oral health. But many people don’t get enough water. After all, the majority of our bodies is actually water, and we need a lot to keep all our complex systems running.... read more »

Sources of Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that can greatly benefit your dental health. Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter, as it helps prevent cavities in patients by strengthening the tooth enamel from acid attacks. It can also reverse early decay. This mineral naturally occurs in many foods and in water. Where Else Can Fluoride Be Found? Dental fluoride can be applied to the... read more »